Baked Brie Recipe with Pomegranates

By Rena |

This Baked Brie recipe is a festive holiday appetizer that will wow your guests every time! The warm, gooey cheese is topped with tart pomegranates, crunchy pecans, fresh rosemary, and a drizzle of sweet honey. It’s super easy to prepare and only takes 15 minutes from start to finish. 

top view of baked brie in brown dish topped with honey and pomegranate

If you love serving simple but festive appetizers at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years’, this Baked Brie recipe is just perfect. It only takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish and tastes so delicious. We used pomegranates, pecans, rosemary, and honey to give the brie lots of holiday flavor and color. 

Looking for other ways to use pomegranates? Try our tasty Pomegranate Chicken Salad Recipe or this Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe.

Why you’ll love this Easy baked brie

  • Fast and easy. This whole appetizer can be finished in 15 minutes. Just bake the brie, add the simple toppings, and serve.
  • So delicious! The cheese is warm, gooey, and nutty. It perfectly complements the tart pomegranates, sweet honey, crunchy pecans, and fresh rosemary.
  • Great for entertaining. This is the perfect appetizer for serving to a crowd because it’s easy, tasty, and always wows a crowd.
side shot of baked brie in brown bowl

Ingredients you’ll need

This is just a list of ingredients you will need to make the recipe for Baked Brie. Full measurements are listed further down below.

Brie or camembert wheel
Pomegranate arils
Pecans
Rosemary sprigs
Honey
Flaky sea salt (optional)
Toasted baguette or crackers (for serving)

Ingredients for baked brie on counter

How to Make This easy Baked Brie

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Then get a dish that can fit the cheese wheel.
  • Bake the cheese. Place the cheese into the dish and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until gooey in the middle.
  • Add toppings. Once the cheese is done, sprinkle with pomegranates, pecans and add a drizzle of honey. Garnish with fresh rosemary for a holiday feeling and sprinkle with flaky salt, if desired.
  • Serve. Serve with crackers or a toasted baguette.
Baked brie with pomegranates, pecans, rosemary, and honey toppings

Tips and substitutions

  • Brie: If you can’t find brie cheese, you can substitute with camembert. Brie has a milder taste while camembert has a slightly deeper, more earthy taste.
  • Pomegranate: You can also use cranberry sauce.
  • Pecans: You can substitute with chopped walnuts or pistachios instead.
  • Rosemary: Rosemary has a strong flavor, so you don’t need much. You can also use fresh thyme.
  • Bake the cheese straight from the fridge so that it softens instead of melting completely.
  • Serve straight from the oven for best results.
Drizzling honey on baked brie cheese with pomegranates and pecans

How to serve baked brie

Baked brie should be served warm straight from the oven. It can be served with toasted baguette bread or crackers of any kind. Plain crackers allow the flavor of the cheese to shine. Brie can also be served with fresh fruit, including apples, pears, or grapes.

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Do I take the rind off of brie before baking?

The sides and rind of the brie should be left on so that the cheese holds its shape while baking. You can remove the top portion if desired, but the rind is perfectly safe to eat as well.

Can I bake half a brie?

If you want to serve less, just cut the wheel of brie cheese in half before baking. Then bake as directed.

How do you reheat brie cheese?

Store leftover baked brie by wrapping the baking dish tightly in foil and storing in the fridge. Then rewarm in the oven following the original instructions.

Baked brie with pomegranates in baking dish with crackers on side

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top view of baked brie in brown dish topped with honey and pomegranate

Baked Brie with Pomegranate

This Baked Brie with Pomegranates is a festive holiday appetizer that will wow your guests every time! The warm, gooey cheese is topped with tart pomegranates, crunchy pecans, fresh rosemary, and a drizzle of sweet honey.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz brie or camembert wheel
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils from 1 small pomegranate
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish
  • 2 tbsp honey for drizzling
  • Flaky sea salt optional
  • Toasted baguette or crackers optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and get a dish that can fit the cheese wheel.
  • Place the cheese onto it and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until gooey in the middle.
  • Once the cheese is done, sprinkle with pomegranate, pecans and add a drizzle of honey.
  • Garnish with fresh rosemary for a holiday feeling.
  • Sprinkle with flaky salt and serve it with crackers if desired.

Notes

  • Brie: If you can’t find brie cheese, you can substitute with camembert. Brie has a milder taste while camembert has a slightly deeper, more earthy taste.
  • Pomegranate: You can also use cranberry sauce.
  • Pecans: You can substitute with chopped walnuts or pistachios instead.
  • Rosemary: Rosemary has a strong flavor, so you don’t need much. You can also use fresh thyme.
  • Bake the cheese straight from the fridge so that it softens instead of melting completely.
  • Serve straight from the oven for best results.
  • Storage: Store by wrapping the baking dish tightly in foil. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. 

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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